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China 5 Yen 1938

Item Code: CN-M25

Front: Imperial Seal of Japan (kikukamon) - a stylised chrysanthemum blossom seal also symbolizing the Land of the Rising Sun. Main prayer
hall (haiden) of the Kitano Tenman-gu Shinto shrine (built in 947) in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. The shrine was dedicated to Michizane. Sugawara no Michizane
(845 - 903). Stylized Japanese plum blossoms (Ume) and Sumire, Fuji Dawn (Viola mandshurica) violet plants (in green). Back: Denomination '5" within
stylised Ume blossom rosette. Sun symbol. Watermark:
Illegible. Security features: N/a. Predominant colours: Black, green, orange, yellow, brown
and olive.
Artist: Edoardo Chiossone (1833 - 1898) (designed it in 1888). Signatures: N/a. Security thread: None. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer:
Imperial Government (Bank of Japan (Nippon Ginko). Date of Issue: (1938). Withdrawn: Yes. Legal tender: No. Total issue: N/a. Material:
Printer: Japanese Military (Pending) (Printing Bureau of the Japanese Imperial Government (Dainihonteikoku seifunaikaku insatsukyoku seizou)).

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Dimensions: 131 x 75 mm
Remark: These notes were issued for the entire territory of the occupied China. Later they were replaced by Federal Reserve Bank of China and
Central Reserve Bank of China notes. Past that they remained in circulation in Hong Kong and on Hainan island through the Japanese occupation.

Texts: Ta Jih Pen Ti Kuo Cheng Fu. Five Yen.

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